Housing Attorney opening at Legal Aid Society (DC)

May 10, 2013

The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia seeks a Staff Attorney for its housing law unit.

Housing attorneys work at Legal Aid’s central office, its community office in Southeast DC, and its courtbased office inside Landlord-Tenant Court. The Staff Attorney would be expected to handle a caseload of housing cases, perform intakes, and engage in community outreach, policy advocacy and systemic reform efforts. An experienced attorney also might assist in supervising volunteer interns and law firm loaned associates.


The ideal candidate will have the following:

§ Experience in legal services, preferably with a background in housing law;

§ Strong litigation, organizational, communication, and leadership skills;

§ The ability to work collaboratively with other staff;

§ A demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice; and

§ Bilingual skills strongly preferred but not required.

Membership or eligibility for membership in the DC bar is required. 

Salary and Benefits

The attorney will be paid in accordance with Legal Aid’s attorney salary scale. Legal Aid also offers a competitive benefits package.

To Apply

Legal Aid encourages all interested persons regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion or disability to apply. Interested persons are encouraged to apply immediately and should email a letter of interest and resume to: housingattorneysearch@legalaiddc.org.

Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. Position remains open until filled.


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